When it comes to heating and cooling a room, every home is different there is no “one size” fits all. Many factors come into play including the outside temperature, the size of the room, the number of windows and the amount or possible lack of insulation. The size and capacity of your heat pump will also factor highly – if it is too small or too large, it will use more energy than needed and end up costing you more to heat or cool to the level you require.
So how can I cool my room quickly without costing too much?
How fast your room cools is dependent on multiple factors including the temperature difference between your house and the outside. More heat is transferred when the difference is greater, so it takes more energy to keep the house at a comfortable 18 degrees when it is 30 degrees outside.
Before turning your pump on and to allow it run as efficiently as possible, check to make sure that all windows and doors are closed.
Another tip is to ensure that the seals on your windows and doors throughout your home are operating correctly, over time seals can weaken and tear which can let your newly cooled air escape.
As a rule it is best not to set the temperature higher or lower than you need it. 18-22ºC is recommended as a comfortable working temperature. Frequent temperature changes will be reflected in your monthly power bill because your heat pump is working harder with each change to quickly meet that new temperature level.
A heat pump provides the right amount of power needed to rapidly cool or heat a room. This enables it to reach the set temperature extremely quickly.
However, on an intensely hot day, a few minutes can seem like an eternity, so if that is not fast enough for you, you can consider using the timer function and setting the air conditioning to turn on an hour or half an hour before you are scheduled to arrive home.